• Short Summary

    In Haarlem there lives a bird fancier and trainer well-known throughout Holland. He is Mr.?

  • Description


    Mr. Van Houten takes one of his budgerigars (parakeets) out of its cage.



    A close-up of Mr. Van Houten and the bird.



    Some parakeets emerge from a model of an old-time Dutch house.



    A group of budgerigars on their porch.



    Two budgerigars perform some acrobatics.



    Mr. Van Houten talks to two of his birds.



    A budgerigar takes himself for a ride in a wheel.



    A budgerigar must climbs a rope ladder.



    A budgerigar walks the tight-rope (two shots)



    Two budgerigars ride a toy motor-cycle.



    Three more shots of the birds on the motor-cycle.



    Close-up of Mr. Van Houten with one of the budgerigars.



    Mr. Van Houten puts one of the birds to bed.




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Haarlem there lives a bird fancier and trainer well-known throughout Holland. He is Mr. Klaas van Houten and for many years he has trained budgerigars (parakeets) and ricebirds to perform numbers of tricks, some of them surprising.

    When a Visnews cameraman visited him, Mr. Van Houten persuaded some of his budgerigars to show what they could do, following upon years of patient training.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7BQFO1VAUY3GWLZL1ALTXZCW1
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BQFO1VAUY3GWLZL1ALTXZCW1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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